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Fandango finalizes a truce with the FTC after exposing your movie ticket data

Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
August 19, 2014
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Fandango slipped up in a big way between 2009 and 2013: its mobile apps would send your movie ticket purchases without a basic security measure, leaving credit card info and other data vulnerable to theft. However, the company is about to make amends for playing fast and loose with your personal info. The FTC has just approved a settlement with Fandango that will require the movie service to follow the straight and narrow. As agreed to in March, Fandango has to implement new procedures that address security concerns in apps before they reach the public; it will also have to get independent security reviews every other year for the next 20 years. The remedy won't help much if someone swiped your banking details while you were watching a summer blockbuster, but it should at least reduce the chances of a movie-related breach in the future.

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